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Posted on: July 2, 2021

Information Breach Notification - July 2, 2021

The Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center is notifying more than 24,000 patients that their name was included in an attached spreadsheet in an unencrypted email sent to an internal employee’s personal email address in July 2019. 

The spreadsheet consisted of medical records requests from December 2016 to June 2019 made through a 3rd party vendor who provides release of information services. The information in the spreadsheet consisted of numbers and dates relevant only to the vendor along with a name. The spreadsheet did not contain date of birth, Social Security number, financial information, address, treatment dates, test results, or any other medical history details. We have no indication that the information has been inappropriately used.  

For more information, visit our Health Information / Medical Records page. 

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